So, I think I've reached maybe a 1/4th of the Kalevala blanket. I consider that a success 😀 I'm not usually the person with big projects, I prefer smaller ones that I can complete faster. They say there are two types of crafters - or crocheters, in this case - one that really enjoys the… Continue reading My #KalevalaCAL progress
A week ago somebody suggested that I should make some Christmas decorations. I thought it might be too early, but then again you also need time to make the stuff before the holidays are here. So I started designing 🙂 The crochet Gingerbread man is a versatile Christmas decoration: you can put it on plates… Continue reading Gingerbread Man – Free Crochet Pattern
...It really is 🙂 Apparently, Finland is celebrating 100 years of the country's existence. The Kalevala crochet along is a gift to tribute Finland’s centenary. Many talented crochet designers joined together to create a blanket project, that crocheters from all around the world can enjoy. New granny squares are published on a weekly basis. There's an… Continue reading I joined the Kalevala CAL! And it’s beautiful…
Lately I've been jumping from one craft activity to another. I have way too many projects going on at once plus I'm going to work every day as well. Still doesn't stop me from adding more projects to my basket(s), arrggh 🙂 This owl was one of those spur of the moment projects, when I… Continue reading Starry Eyed Owl Crochet Pattern
I swear my hands never stop. They always have to do something. It's like a disease 🙂 But I wouldn't have it any other way. Sometimes I wonder what people with no hobbies do with their time. Errr...social media? 😀 Most likely. That being said, I spend a lot of time on social media as… Continue reading I Still Crochet! And million other things. (aka the story of the goofy horse)
I decided to join Ravelry, because I want to share my designs with as many people as possible 🙂 My username is - surprise surprise - MatyldasBarn. You can find my profile here: http://www.ravelry.com/people/MatyldasBarn I added two of my older designs to my designer profile, but I already published two new instructions. One of them… Continue reading My Patterns Are Now on Ravelry!
I love water. I love seas, lakes and rivers... And that's where I got my inspiration for a new table runner design from. I worked with a wonderful yarn called Scarlett, which I purchased at a local yarn shop with a very fitting name - Village Yarn Shop. The yarn is 100% cotton, made in… Continue reading Inspired by Adirondack Rivers
I've been quite busy lately: attending Crafters Gallery's ribbon cutting ceremony and preparing a lot of new products for it. The upcoming Saturday there will be another big event - grand-reopening of the gallery with all the vendors present and big discounts on the assortment. As you can guess, I'll be there 🙂 So if… Continue reading Classic Mug Cozy Pattern and Crafters Gallery events
I wanted to create something special for Crafters Gallery in Saratoga Springs, NY, and the idea that came to my mind was naturally something horse related. Saratoga is very famous for its horse races. I read somewhere that it's actually the oldest sports event in the world. People wear fancy hats and clothes to the… Continue reading Crochet Horse for Saratoga Springs
Since the Easter holiday is coming up soon, I was inspired to create a bunny. What was supposed to be a one time thing has eventually lead to not one, but three different bunny designs.